1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida batangensis Z.X.Tang & H.X.Liu

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (W. Sichuan).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 50-70 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Leaf-sheaths loose; scaberulous. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades straight, or curved; involute; 3-15 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-6 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; obtuse. Floret callus hairs 0.2-0.8 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; obtuse. Floret callus hairs 0.2-0.8 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 7 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex emarginate, or obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 8.5-9 mm long; 1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex emarginate, or obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 7 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; with 7 mm long limb; persistent. Lateral lemma awns 5-6 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea 7-8 mm long; 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 3 mm long; yellow.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Tang & Liu 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Aristida batangensis Z.X.Tang & H.X.Liu appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Sichuan Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 29: 423 (1992)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0